This mom gave internet haters a piece of her mind after they judged her daughter's unicorn hair
The internet sure is quick to judge, especially when it comes to moms. Florida hairstylist Mary Thomaston finally gave in to her 6-year-old daughter Lyra’s pleas to color her hair and shave the side of her head after years of begging.
The result? This bold turquoise ‘do complete with a purple and yellow “hair tattoo” on one side. “My very own baby unicorn,” Thomaston captioned her photo. “She’s been wanting this done for a while now. All her own ideas.”
My very own baby unicorn???? She's been wanting this done for awhile now. All her own ideas. #6yearsold#HairByMaryT#unicorntribe#babyunicorn#kidswithcoolhair#hairtattoo#shavedside#10000orbust#tealhair#buzzcutfeed. I use all @manicpanicnyc to color my daughters hair. Don't worry folks it'll wash out. She wasn't harmed in the process. Just putting that out there since some people seem to be having a hard time with me coloring my child's hair. It's hair….it'll grow back!
Most of the comments to the photo were positive, which makes sense, because Lyra looks absolutely awesome.
But plenty of commenters took issue with Thomaston dying her daughter’s hair, and made sure that she knew it. Some thought that Lyra was too young to have her hair colored.
“If that isn’t temporary dye, you could be doing unknown damage to the health and development of that very young child.”
One commenter showed “concern” over how long Lyra had to sit to get the style done.
“How long did this little girl have to sit to accomplish that? Why? Sometimes we forget they’re little and not a little doll.”
Thomaston was quick to point out that she wasn’t forcing her child to do anything. “She sat as long as she needed to get this done,” she wrote. “She’s been asking for it for a long time. She played on her I pad and was perfectly content til we were finished. She wasn’t forced into anything. Cute as a doll… Yes… Treating her like she’s a doll…nope.”
Some seemed to be against the whole principle of dying hair.
“Why would you do that? Don’t get it. She had such beautiful hair. Would never do that to my daughter’s hair.”
Read Thomaston’s response to her haters on the next page.